Posted on July 07, 2017 by Alison Pierz
The Market: Art & Design art fair runs from July 6-9 at the Bridgehamptom Museum in Bridegehampton, Long Island. The highlight of the summer art season in the Hamptons, The Market features over sixty international gallery booths. Among them is Villa del Arte, a Barcelona, Spain based gallery who approached us to stretch six large paintings by British artist Danny O’Connor for exhibition at the fair.
One of Danny O'Connors portraits on its way to The Market art fair
O’Connor, who is also known professionally as DOC, is a painter based in Liverpool, UK. He was trained in graphic design at the Liverpool School of Art and Design at John Moores University and his work exhibits strong graphic elements. O’Connor says he likes the juxtaposition of fluid curving lines and strong angular elements. His work is generally figurative and intensely colorful. He draws his inspiration from a very wide variety of sources including: comics, illustration, tattoo art and graffiti as well as Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Art Nouveau, Modernism and Constructivism. He also works with an extensive array of media and application materials. “….correction fluid, spray paint, ink, paint markers, texture pastes, charcoal, graphite, oil sticks and Collage. All applied in an equally diverse manner using brushes, fingers, paint rollers, sticks, paper and cardboard to drip, splash, spray, print and stroke the paint onto the surface.” * His goal is to create an almost futuristic image while maintaining a connection to traditional painting practices. The result is an appealing aesthetic that has earned him commercial success as well as exhibition alongside contemporary street art luminaries like Banksy and Adam Neate.
Two more works by DOC in the Frames and Stretchers studio
Frames and Stretchers is always pleased to work with international galleries like Villa del Arte and we are available to provide framing and stretching services, along with Art Delivery Van’s delivery service to fairs, gallery exhibitions, corporate spaces or private collector’s homes.
Artist Danny O'Connor aka DOC at work in his studio
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